Gaillardia pulchella is a wildflower that is native to Florida. Commonly known as Blanket Flower, there are many species and hybrid forms.
The species plants should re-seed true to the parent but the hybrids may not produce identical offspring. We have all different types of Blanket Flowers around My Garden Path. Some are short and compact with large flowers, just the right size to grow beside the path.
Some are at least 24 inches tall and make a great background flower to complement other shorter blooming flower varieties. The native G. pulchella that was planted here last year has re-seeded with abandon.
However, some of the new seedlings have two different colors of flowers on the same plant. I think there may have been some botanical hanky-panky going on around here. Whatever the colors, they are great repeat bloomers.
Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, prolific blooms, attractive to butterflies and bees, Blanket Flower is a great wildflower for the sunny areas of the garden.